Committees & Workgroups
The table below provides a list of all CoC workgroups and committees. Additional nformation about each committee and workgroup including a description and meeting information is also provided below. Check out the CoC Event Calendar for the latest meeting information. Please direct all questions to the contact information below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Chronic Homelessness Workgroup||Lived Experience Committee|
|Coordinated Entry Oversight Committee||Membership-Nominating Committee|
|Data Advisory Committee||Persons with Criminal Histories Workgroup|
|Data Advisory HMIS Sub-committee||Ranking Committee|
|Equity & Inclusion Committee||Training Workgroup|
|Homeless Families Workgroup||Veterans Workgroup (Housing Our Heroes)|
|Homeless Youth Workgroup||Unsheltered Homelessness Workgroup|
Chronic Homelessness Workgroup
The Chronic Homelessness Workgroup works to end homelessness for people experiencing chronic homelessness by recommending strategic policy changes and maintaining a by-name registry, as needed
Meets quarterly on the 4th Monday at 2pm
Workgroup Chair: Karen Pelletier
Coordinated Entry Oversight Committee
The Coordinated Entry Oversight Committee (CEOC), a committee of the Continuum of Care (CoC), is responsible for operating an effective Coordinated Entry system that promotes equal access to resources and enables efficient allocation of available housing resources.
Meets every other Tuesday from 11am – 1pm
Committee Chair: Tameka Gunn
Data Advisory Committee
The Data Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing community level data before it is submitted to HUD (including Point-in-Time count, System Performance Measures, etc.); reviewing and approving or denying external research requests; recommending fees (if any) for data pulls; Continuous Quality Improvement work based on local data; recommending performance targets to the CoC Board; monitoring program and system performance and reporting resultsto the CoC Board; developing and recommending privacy, security and data quality plans for presentation to and approval by the CoC Board; providing guidance and feedback regarding HMIS; annually evaluating the HMIS Lead and reporting the results of that evaluation to the Board.
Meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at 10am
Committee Chair: Tom Montaglione
Data Advisory HMIS Sub-committee
The purpose and goal of the HMIS sub-committee is to ensure that the governance, cost, and funding decisions related to HMIS are transparent and informed by and in alignment with community need.
Meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month
Equity & Inclusion Committee
The Equity & Inclusion Committee is responsible for developing and implementing plans and processes to assess if CoC policy and resource allocation decisions positively impact inequities among homeless individuals and families in the community.
Meets month on the 3rd Thursday from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Committee Chair: Kenny Robinson
Homeless Families Workgroup
The Homeless Families Workgroup works to implement strategies that are effective for homeless families.
Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 10:00am
Workgroup Chair: Karen Pelletier and Deronda Metz
Homeless Youth Workgroup
The Homeless Families Workgroup works to implement strategies that are effective for homeless youth.
Meets 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:00pm
Workgroup Chair: Tom Montaglione
Lived Experience Committee
The Lived Experience Committee is responsible for providing the consumers’ perspective to committees, workgroups and the Board.
Meets 3rd Friday of each month at 2:30pm
The Membership-Nominating Committee is responsible for developing processes for outreach, engagement and recruitment of diverse and knowledgeable CoC members, committee and workgroup members and CoC Board members.
Meets based on vacancies on CoC committees and/or CoC Governing Board.
Committee Chair: Deronda Metz
Persons with Criminal Histories Workgroup
The Persons with Criminal Histories Workgroup finds ways to overcome the challenges to housing faced by this population.
Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30am
Workgroup Co-chairs: Vacant
The Ranking Committee is responsible for developing fair and transparent processes and recommending the ranking for projects eligible for funding under the CoC Program; and developing fair and transparent processes and recommending proposals for funding under the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. The Board will approve these rankings by formal vote.
Meets based on funding announcements under the CoC or ESG programs
Committee Chair: Deborah Majewski
The training workgroup provides skill-building opportunities to the CoC and its partners in order to enhance the effectiveness of practitioners working to end homelessness.
Meeting schedule to be determined
Workgroup Chair: Vacant
Veterans Workgroup (Housing Our Heroes)
The Veterans Workgroup works to end homelessness for veterans and their families by recommending strategic policy changes and maintaining a by-name registry, as needed.
Meets every 4th Thursday of each month
Workgroup Co-Chairs: Thomas Jacobs & Jessica Rice
Contact: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsheltered Homelessness Workgroup
The Unsheltered Homelessness Workgroup works to coordinate a CoC-wide strategy to respond to unsheltered homelessness.
Meets every 1st Thursday of each month at 2:000pm
Workgroup Co-Chairs: Jessica Lefkowitz & Ginny McManus
Contact: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org